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You are invited...

Join the celebrations of our brightest fundraisers.

At the 2020 FINZ Conference we congratulate brilliant campaigns, organisations, and people in our sector.

We would love to hear from you, please submit your entry to the awards below!

Book for the 2020 Awards Dinner: HERE

Please Note:

This year, we have TWO types of entry form - one for Campaigns and one for Individuals. If you already know which category you want to submit an entry under you can click through to the entry forms using the buttons below:

CAMPAIGN FORM                    INDIVIDUAL FORM

2019 Awards Video, right, courtesy of EDT Studio

 

FINZ 2020 AWARDS

Applications open in November, and close 31 July 2020

Please Note:

This year, we have TWO types of entry form - one for Campaigns and one for Individuals. If you already know which category you want to submit an entry under you can click through to the entry forms using the buttons below:

CAMPAIGN FORM                         INDIVIDUAL FORM

 
Best Donor Experience

Best Donor Experience

An opportunity to recognise a charity that celebrates putting donors at the heart of fundraising. A not for profit who acknowledges the commitment and support of their donors to the highest level.

Past Winners:

  • 2019 - Oxfam
  • 2017 - New Zealand Red Cross
  • 2016 - New Zealand Red Cross

SUBMIT AN ENTRY

Best Individual Giving Campaign

Best Individual Giving Campaign

(includes Acquisition, renewal, reactivation and upgrade)

This award recognises the skill and expertise that goes into an individual giving campaign, including face-to-face fundraising, digital, DRTV, direct mail, and telemarketing.

Past Winners:

  • 2019 - Wellington Free Ambulance
  • 2018 - Variety, the Children's Charity
  • 2017 - Hospice North Shore
  • 2016 - St John New Zealand

SUBMIT AN ENTRY

Best High Value Campaign

Best High Value Campaign

(includes Bequest, Capital, High Value Donors)

This award category recognises exceptional high-value campaigns, including bequests, capital and high-value donors. The judges were looking for a campaign that truly connected with major donors and increased the number of significant gifts to the organisation.

Past Winners:

  • 2019 - Mercy Ships
  • 2017 - Dolphin Theatre & Nikau Foundation
  • 2016 - Living Springs

SUBMIT AN ENTRY

Best Partner Relationship

Best Partner Relationship

(includes Corporate, grants & trusts)

This award recognises a fantastic relationship that a not-for-profit has with a partner. A partnership that was highly successful for both organisations.

Past Winners:

  • 2019 - Life Flight Trust & Hiremaster Partnership
  • 2017 - Auckland War Memorial Museum & SPARK
  • 2016 - New Zealand Red Cross & New Zealand Post

SUBMIT AN ENTRY

Best use of Event or Community Fundraising Initiative

Best use of Event or Community Fundraising Initiative

(including Peer 2 Peer)

This award seeks to recognise a fun-filled community event or initiative that engaged with key audiences and increased income and awareness.

Past Winners:

  • 2019 - Oxfam NZ Trailwalker
  • 2018 - Wellington Free Ambulance
  • 2017 - Christian World Services
  • 2016 - Hospice New Zealand

SUBMIT AN ENTRY

Excellence in Innovation / Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign

Excellence in Innovation / Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign

How many organisations tried something new last year? Something a bit out of the box and innovative? This award category recognises the year's most memorable and innovative fundraising campaign.

Past Winners:

  • 2019 - The Foodbank Project
  • 2016 - Friends of Cancer Society Wellington (as 'Special Award')

SUBMIT AN ENTRY

Best Use of Digital

Best use of Digital

(across all channels)

The criterion for this award is to put your organisation forward as a digital champion, able to connect with a myriad of audiences across different platforms. So which organisations delivered creative and inspiring digital work?

Past Winners:

  • 2019 - SPCA New Zealand
  • 2018 - Cure Kids
  • 2017 - The Child Cancer Foundation

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Fundraising Newcomer of the Year 2020

Fundraising Newcomer of the Year 2020

This award seeks to acknowledge the contribution made by a fundraiser who is new to the sector. To be considered for this award, the person needs to have made an outstanding contribution to fundraising, shown consistent excellence and best practice through their actions, leadership and intellect.

Past Winners:

  • 2019 - Ruby Armstrong-Kooy, Capital E
  • 2018 - Alex Wilson, SPCA New Zealand
  • 2017 - Grace Brennan, Victoria University of Wellington

SUBMIT AN ENTRY

Fundraising Manager / Leader of 2020

Fundraising Manager / Leader of 2020

This new award (introduced in 2019) looks for a supportive, inspiring and passionate manager/team leader who deserves recognition for their leadership qualities. 

Past Winners:

  • 2019 - Dominique Leeming, SPCA

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Overall Fundraising Excellence Award

Overall Fundraising Excellence Award

This Award recognises and rewards a not-for-profit's fundraising excellence. It is not an individual award category, and the winner is chosen from entries into the categories listed above.

Past Winners:

  • 2019 - SPCA
  • 2018 - Variety, the Children's Charity
  • 2017 - Christian World Services
  • 2016 - New Zealand Red Cross